Low-income Hispanic patients less likely to monitor blood glucose

Cohen, Robert
May 2008
Endocrine Today;5/10/2008, Vol. 6 Issue 8, p9
The article presents the results of a study that assessed how diabetic Hispanics and other ethnic groups were likely to monitor their blood glucose level. Hispanics in the lower-income bracket were less likely to monitor their glucose as compared with whites and African-Americans. Among those with annual income of less than $20,000, only 65 percent monitored their glucose level everyday. About 50 percent of this income group received diabetes education, lower as compared with the two other ethnic groups.


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